Illustration by Richard Harrington

Happy wife happy life? I put it to the test

A WHILE BACK, a friend of mine, Iola Harper, mentioned an old Swedish proverb on Facebook.

“He who buys what he does not need robs himself,” she wrote. Then she inserted a hashtag that most of us can relate to: #Beenrobbingmyselfforyears.

I immediately thought of all the things I buy that I really don’t need:

* Cheesesteaks: I bought at least one per week until I went to the doctor and learned that my cholesterol was preparing for space flight.

* Hamburgers: Like cheesesteaks, I buy them frequently, although I can feel my arteries clogging as I chew.

* Starbucks coffee: I don’t need it – well, I kinda do, but if I admit my caffeine dependence, my wife will check me into coffee rehab. None of us wants that, so I sip my grandé Pike Place Roast while sitting quietly in the corner, and hope she doesn’t notice my trembling hands.

But I’m not the only spender in my house. There are, um … others.

[button link=”http://www.philly.com/philly/living/sex_love_dating/20131119_There_are_needs___there_are_wants__And_then_there_s_marriage.html” target=”self” color=”black” icon=”none” style=”normal” size=”default”]CLICK HERE[/button]to read more about Happy wife happy life from the Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com

(Featured illustration by Richard Harrington)

Leave a Comment
placeholder_advertisement

Recent Posts

Recent Comments

Subscribe for More

Me and my Dad! Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers!
Working with Super volunteer Cheryl McFadden representing @manupphl at the #BrothersStroll at @enontab
Hanging out with listeners Gary and Sister Murray at JD’s Auto Body at 6300 Wayne Ave. Come through! We’re here until 10 am. @onwurd
Join us today until 10 am at JD’s Auto Body, 6300 Wayne Ave! We’ve got jobs, we’ve got food, we’ve got discounted @onWURD memberships and more! We want to meet you!
Join me, Mayor Jim Kenney and Dr. Ala Stanford for, “Unmasking COVID: Where does Philly go from here?” tonight at 7 pm on Classix 107.9 FM
Just saw this brother going door to door talking to voters. He’s running for the Court of Common Pleas. I liked what he had to say!
We believe in giving the mothers in our family their roses while they’re here, so my children and I did just that for my mother, my mother in law, my aunt and my wife. Whole table covered with flowers. LaVeta in the background making up #mothersday songs. Lol! Love my family.
My #Mom and my #Grandmom dancing at my wedding. Love you Mom! Miss you Grandmom! Love you both!
Join ManUpPHL tonight at 6 pm on Facebook live as we discuss mental health, trauma, and how to heal in the age of gun violence with @helena.fontes.73
Join me now at #EatibleDelights Catering at 1540 E. Wadsworth Ave. I’m signing books! Come by and #BuyBlack
My wife’s shirt from Northeast High 1985. If you look carefully you can see both our names— LaVeta Hewlett and Solomon Jones. Who knew that all these years later we would be married with children? God is full of surprises.
The #COVID monster has nothing on me. I got my shot!
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments